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Definition of

bank reserves

Banking

bank's ready money the money that a bank has available to meet the demands of its depositors

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Definitions of ’bank reserves’ and meaning of ’bank reserves’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’bank reserves’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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